Some friends of ours had us over for dinner last night, and, having heard of my hobby, asked me to come up with something to drink. The guideline was simple — “We like Malibu” — so I spent some time among the recipes on the Malibu Rum website. The Malibu Limbo Lady looked interesting, but I have none of the ingredients. I do have what it takes to mix this Malibu St. Lawrence Lemonade, but I didn’t want to use Sprite.
The Malibu® St. Lawrence Lemonade is a fresh and sweet mix of mint, lemon, and coconut.
- ½ part Malibu®
- ½ part Absolut® Vodka
- 3 parts Lemon-Lime Soda
- 2 sprigs of mint
HOW TO MIX THE DRINK:
Fill a tall glass with fresh cubed ice. Smack 2 sprigs of mint between fingers to bruise them and place them in the glass. Pour in Malibu®, Absolut® and lemon-lime soda. Stir vigorously to infuse the mint.
But that’s not what I mixed.
Sometimes one simply needs an idea of what tastes might go well together. I’m not familiar with Malibu, except to know that it’s a coconut-flavored rum. Here’s what I prepared, for two. For this I used a thick, somewhat stubby glass; I’m not sure of its name.
St. Lawrence Lemonade?
- 4 sprigs of mint
- 2 oz. fresh lemon juice (one lemon)
- 1 oz. fresh lime juice (one lime)
- 2 teaspoons of sugar
- 1 oz. Malibu Rum
- 1 oz. Tanqueray London Dry Gin
- 6 oz. Apollinaris mineral water
Place one sprig of mint in each glass and fill with ice. In a mixing glass, combine the lemon, lime, sugar, rum, and gin. Shake with ice, and strain half into each glass. Top with mineral water, and stir. Smack the remaining mint springs and garnish.
Why is it called a St. Lawrence Lemonade?